Those three shattering days during July, 1863 were to the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania citizens days forever marking ' Before ' and ' After '. Nothing would be the same, the entire world gone mad, not merely changed, ' different ' a pitiful understatement. Insulted by their singular experience, a literal trial by fire was theirs. Accounts began coming to light almost immediately, a horrified and fascinated world demanding more information. Unbelievably, unjust charges came out the shambles post battle, no one ever understood how, labeling Gettysburg citizens mean spirited and uncharitable. Nothing, another shameful understatement, could be further from the truth. In a town where non-military died through exhaustion, aiding the fallen it was clear ' Gettysburg ', the town, the citizens, soldiers, the battle and blood, hospitals and cemeteries had somewhere and somehow fused into a long History walking forward. We've had many accounts and threads, during and post-battle. This thread is intended to tie them together, collect links both here and elsewhere. Posting names to honor and memorialize, continuing what was begun 150 years ago by the citizens of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.